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HR Initiatives Fall Apart in the Middle

Your CEO loves HR. He is your number one fan. When it comes to initiatives such as performance management and wellness, he believes in your ideas. He knows you have… Get the Rest

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The Real Reason HR Is Hated: CEO Commitment Phobia

Last week I had the pleasure of participating in the Fistful of Talent/SumTotal Hangout with Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett where we had a fabulous HR rant session.

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3 Reasons Your Training Class Sucked

Employee development and training classes are notoriously boring, ineffective time-sucks. I'm tired of boring training classes that cost the company money, bore people to tears, and don't change behavior.

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Being Smart Isn’t a Job Description

It's the Friday before a holiday and you don’t really want to read another tome on employee engagement, do you? You want something light, fluffy, yet tasty and

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Hey Big Data, I’m Just Trying To Do My Job…

Pharmacy transactions, on average, account for around 70% of overall daily sales at stores like Walgreens; everything else is just really pennies on the dollar. So it’s not

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You Have So Much Potential

If you were MENSA eligible, would you join the organization? For me, the answer is a resounding NO. The main reason is... it would screw with me, and

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HR Vocabulary Lesson #3 – Consistency

If you follow my recent postings over on my company blog, you may have seen a couple of posts on HR vocabulary (ambiguity and emergent). I am trying

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10 Signs You’ve Outgrown Your HR Person

I spent Spring Break outside of Austin, Texas. It was chill. Everyone was recovering from SXSW or from the crowd of non-Texans who invaded the city. Austin

Adult Learning

Learning by Crashing

“Experiential Learning” is the process of making meaning from direct experience, i.e., learning from experience.  We've done this most of our lives—such as learning to ride a bicycle—yet

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Challenge the HR You Know

If you caught a few ads during the Super Bowl on Sunday, you probably noticed Lawrence Fishburne reprising his role as Morpheus from "The Matrix" for a Kia